Quotation of the Year (John McCain at press conference responding to NYT story -- blogged here -- on an alleged relationship between the Senator and lobbyist Vicki Iseman:
Since it was in the New York Times, I don't take it at face value.
"The story is now going to shift from McCain to the NYT itself," reports David Lee Miller of Fox News:
Why did it decide to publish this story, based on unnamed sources, at this time?
Rumors of pressure from the The New Republic, who was working on a behind-the-scenes story of sausage making at the Times.
The growing hysteria over this warmed-over tale of politicians behaving like politicians makes us long for the relentless rehashings of Greta Van Susteren's maudlin missing-girl maunderings.
Update: Maggie's Farm links.
Update II: Mary Katharine Ham correctly identifies the Times's "skeezy" sandbagging as "The Quickest Way to Rally Conservatives 'Round McCain." One more reason for us to stop worrying and learn to love the senior senator from Arizona. Feel the love.
Update III: Meowza does a meowsterful job of hosting Carnival of the Cats #205 at Mind of Mog. Lots of furry and whiskered eye candy for your viewing pleasure.
Update IV: More fur and whiskers plus feathers, scales and other epidermal appendages at Modulator's Friday Ark #179.
Update V: More curiosities, this time of the Homo sapiens variety, at Dr. Sanity's Carnival of the Insanities.